What Makes a Luxury Home, Well, Luxury?
There is a definition for the word luxury:
Definition of luxury
: a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort: sumptuous environment
lived in luxury
: something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary
one of life's luxuries
: an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease
-but there isn’t really a definition for the term “luxury home.” This is somewhat due to the fact that luxury tends to be in the eye of the beholder. However, there are some characteristics that luxury properties have in common. Here we’ll do our best to encapsulate what exactly makes a luxury home, well, luxury!
What are the elements of a luxury home?
Here is our list of elements that are vital to creating the “sumptuous environment” that is a luxury home.
1. Ideal locale
You’ll find luxury homes in a coveted area. Perhaps it is surrounded by parks, recreation, or wilderness. Maybe it is on the water or in the mountains with outstanding views. Often they are close to attractions or convenient to commuting, while remaining far from tourists and traffic.
2. Space & Acreage
Space is a commodity. In a luxury home, space can mean many things: a palatial master suite, an expansive floor plan, a grand kitchen, bonus spaces like a movie theatre or game room, or acreage! Having space inside and outside sets a home apart.
3. Outdoor Aesthetic
Having the space outside to create an oasis is part of distinguishing a luxury property. A seamless move from indoors to out, an outdoor kitchen or bar, and a stone patio for entertaining contribute. Perhaps a pool, fountain, gazebo, or simply a sitting area to relish in the outstanding views. In addition, the architectural design of the home itself contributes to the luxury outdoor aesthetic.
Privacy and safety are expectations of a luxury home. This will include a top-of-the-line security system in addition to the added comfort of a gated community and onsite security.
5. High-end materials
Only the most elegant and of-the-moment materials will be used for every aspect of a luxury property. Think marble, granite, limestone, distressed or exotic hardwood. Indulgences that are beautiful, functional, and unique.
Speaking of uniqueness, a luxury property has a supreme level of craftsmanship. There is art and skill in every element, from the moldings to the architecture to the lighting design. This home hasn’t been slapped together, there is mastery in its bones.
7. Built to last
The materials and workmanship in a luxury home are superior. The building of this home wasn’t rushed, it was built to last, to be handed down to the next generation, and to support them as well. You can see and feel the solidity.
8. Higher price/value
All of the above elements create a home that costs more because it is worth more. It delivers the luxury experience, is in an ideal location, and is built to last, so you can expect that it will have a much higher price tag than other homes nearby. Luxury properties typically start between $500,000 and $3 million, depending on the area of the country they are located in.
Common characteristics of a luxury home:
- Open floor plan
- Opulent master suite
- Spa-inspired bathroom (sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, soothing light, heated floors, etc.)
- Expansive dressing room/walk-in closet (seating, vanity, display shelves)
- State-of-the-art kitchen (restaurant-quality appliances, wine fridge)
- Wet bar
- Game room
- Home gym
- Outdoor kitchen & bar
- Seamless indoor/outdoor transition
- Top-notch tech & most modern conveniences
- Security system
- Gated neighborhood
- Breathtaking views!
Luxury isn’t necessary…it’s bliss.
A luxury home is a step above the rest. It is quality, craft, and a bit decadent. It’s the dream, and it can be yours. If a luxury home is what you’re looking for, the brokers at Code of the West Real Estate can help you find the perfect luxury home for sale in Southern Colorado. Contact us today, explore the area, find your ideal locale, or let us guide you, and start living your bliss!